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The Ethics of Nationalism$
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Margaret Moore

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297468

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198297467.001.0001

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The Intrinsic Argument (Or, Are Nations Moral Communities?)

The Intrinsic Argument (Or, Are Nations Moral Communities?)

(p.25) Chapter 2 The Intrinsic Argument (Or, Are Nations Moral Communities?)
The Ethics of Nationalism

Margaret Moore

Oxford University Press

This chapter is concerned with moral arguments about membership in a national community, focusing on David Miller's On Nationality and Tom Hurka's article ‘The Justification of National Partiality’. It examines the bonds of attachment that co‐nationals feel towards those who share the same national identity, and the moral importance that should be placed on that.

Keywords:   attachment, co‐membership, community, co‐nationals, Tom Hurka, David Miller, national identity, Partiality

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